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Trip Report Rural China and dogs

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I just returned from a rather unpleasant trip to Guangxi and Guiyang. I really was trying to be open minded and open to different cultural experiences but failed. My guide told me they no longer boiled dogs alive. Wrong. I went into a vegetable market but immediately heard howling. Yes they beat the dogs to taste better then boil them alive and hang up their bodies. Someone told me during the dog eating festival that a lot of dogs are stolen pets. Yes I eat meat, but dogs are not livestock. Enough of that rant.

The rest of the trip was uninspiring. The "minorities" dress up for a price. The shopping is like San Francisco Chinatown. I did find one great store with original embroidery but most was machine made.
One mountain rice terrace is enough. There were just a few foreign tourists where I was. The Chinese tourists themselves are a interesting bunch. At one spectacular event, no one watched. They were all texting and talking on phones. Getting loud and stupid on rice wine is the national pastime The men smoke even in restaurants where they are not supposed to. Smoke is in all the hotel air con systems so asthmatics beware. And the globs of mucus with the sounds accompanying the spitting gets old. And the tourists crowd out the foreign visitors like we are invisible without a smile on a single face. No one went out of their way to be pleasant. The only smiles I got were from Israelis.

I have have been in countless third world countries. I enjoyed every minute of them. I think I'd rather go to South Sudan than China. I loved Thailand, Mongolia and India. I'll leave China to the Chinese. Sorry if I offended anyone

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